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Danaher Corporation Patent Counsel in Loveland, Colorado

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Are you looking for an in-house IP Counsel role? Beckman Coulter is hiring for a Patent Counsel to be based out of our Indianapolis, IN or Loveland, CO office!

This role requires a positive attitude with collegial work style, responsive client-service, superior work ethic and personal accountability for delivering effective results. This position will have extensive interaction with Beckman R&D, Product Management and LS Legal Product Management to support all IP legal aspects of the organization.

This role reports to Senior Counsel IP for the support of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences activities in, for example, cytometry, genomics, integrated solutions, life sciences automated solutions, including systems, software and reagents products (www.beckman.com). Occasional domestic and international travel may be required in future.

Job Duties:

  • Serves as trusted counsel on all IP issues (with a particular focus on patent intelligence, invention mining, patentability, patent prosecution, and freedom to operate), locally and globally, by giving solid and practical IP legal advice.

  • Partners effectively with relevant stakeholders at all levels of the global organization and across all phases of research, development & commercialization to provide clear, relevant business counseling aligned with compnay strategy.

  • Builds strategic, global, Intellectual Property portfolios to support business strategy.

  • Collaborates with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Intellectual Property Team on high quality delivery of the above.

  • Advises and reviews confidentiality agreements and material transfer agreements.

  • Conducts clearance and diligence on emerging technology, new products, collaborations and strategic transactions.

  • Leads outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications.

Essential requirements:

  • Chemistry, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry or other science bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university. Advanced degree(s) or industry experience in life sciences is preferred.

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in either a law firm or as in-house counsel is required, depending on degree(s). Experience as in-house counsel is preferred.

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Active bar membership in at least one US jurisdiction. Juris Doctorate with excellent academic credentials from an accredited law school. Highly qualified Patent Agents will be considered.

  • Strong communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

  • Self-directed and proactive, comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others.

  • Demonstrated high integrity and ethics in all dealings, non-political in conduct, while understanding internal and external dynamics.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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